Kandooma Maldives

Region : South Male Atoll

Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,Families

Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Rustic,Casual,Family

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This is a island, blessed with white sands, azure skies, lush tropical greenery and clear turquoise waters almost goes without saying. To complement this, Kandooma, The Resort, has created services intended to satisfy, engage, entertain, inform, educate and..... luxuriate.

For some this means discovering the world of marine biodiversity or being challenged by a new sea sport skill. For others it will be about getting back in touch with the family, the environment and (dare we say it?) themselves. Parents will be relieved to see their children as happy captives of the kids' club. Dining options have been developed to offer real choices for today's more experienced palates


Kandooma Island lies just 35 km south of the Male International Airport, via a forty minute speedboat ride to the South Male Atoll. 13 hectares in area, It is named after the Kandoo tree which is found in abundance on the island. For guests arriving late at night, the resort also offers the convenience of night transfers to the island.

This tropical isle is favoured because of its close proximity to many excellent dive sites. The Kandooma Channel and Kandooma Caves and Kandooma thila (an undersea mount) all contribute to making this area one of the republics's most sought after destinations for divers. For list of nearby dive sites, click here.

For the non-divers, the surrounding clear water offers areas to swim and snorkel. Enthusiastic surfers will be delighted with the reef breaks on the north - east side of the island from the swell that comes in off the ocean.

Quick fact

Property type: Resort
Distance from airport: 35.00 Km
Total no. of rooms: 160
Accepted credit cards: Visa and Master Card
Address: Kandooma-Maldives, Kandooma Fushi, South Male Atoll
Adults 12 years and above.
Children: 11 years or less
Infants: 1 years or less

The resort has 160 villas in four main categories of beach and garden villas, Duplex villas, family villas and water villas. With the exception of the garden villas, all the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type has been designed with cool clean lines with white washed timber providing warm texture to the unshod foot. Large picture windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors.

Beach View Villa

Like all Kandooma's accommodation, the semi-detached beach villas come with large picture windows that positively invite the outdoors inside. Whitewashed floor boards evoke a sense of fresh coolness, yet feel warm and textured to bare feet. Luxury comes from light summer duvets and generously proportioned bath towels. Flat screen televisions, a place to plug in your mp3/iPod, indoor out-door showers and wifi broadband are our standard, in addition to all the other usual amenities you would expect of a world class lifestyle resort. The beach villas are 36 square metres in size.

Sea View Beach House

The sea-facing duplex villas offer the luxury of space. Located at the water's edge, the villas present a striking mix of natural elements and modern design. Bedrooms located at the first floor level and so enjoy views of the sea. The living area underneath the bedroom is furnished with designer seating laid out on a carpet of fine white sand. The duplex villas are 72 square metres in size, with 36 square metres on each level.

Garden View Villa

Decked out in modern décor, the Garden View Villa offers a cosy 48 square metres of space with an outdoor living area, in a choice of two configurations: 1 King bed or 2 Single beds.

Sea View Overwater Villa

The Sea View Overwater Villa offers a roomy 85 square metres, featuring a spacious bedroom with a large outdoor shower and bathtub and a private sundeck with an overwater hammock, for the best of the Kandooma experience.

Food & Beverage

The aim in the restaurants and bars of Kandooma has been to get the basics right and improve on things from there. We aim to make the eating and drinking experience straightforward and unfussy, offering quality through integrity of ingredients. They all say that right? Read on.. Orange juice in the morning will always be just-squeezed, coffee (even in the rooms), will be freshly ground, tea is loose leaf, bread and ice cream will be home made. Our service aims to be direct and simple; warm and informal; always honest. Choice in price as well as in menus. It all becomes uniquely Kandooma when we fold in a few original dishes and service ideas. Keep going.

Kandooma Caf

Greet the day in the 'Big Barnacle'! Wide archways let in the sunshine and atoll views. Also views, news, weather and music provided by the 'bananas in the morning' breakfast show on Radio Kandooma Breeze. Fresh Juice, pressed coffee, an international selection of breakfasts and attendant chefs ready to receive instructions on just how easy you would like your eggs over.

The Bright and Breezy big barnacle becomes a warm cave of soft glowing light present an intimate mood under the stars visible through the skylight 60 feet above. Chill out sounds of Radio Kandooma Bleu add to this almost surrealistic romantic environment. A banquet of travel inspired Mediterranean dishes spiced with flavours of Asia is supplemented by chefs busily working tandoor ovens, teppan grills and rottiseurs.


Relax! It's too hot to do anything else, except perhaps to decide whether to order from a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, wood-fired pizza or pick up a choice cut of eye fillet or lamb loin to be grilled by yourself under the shade of a coconut grove, pausing briefly for a sip of cold chatting to fellow sun loungers. Then it's back to the shade of the umbrella from where the searing blue of the atoll can best be appreciated.

The Kitchen

Some hotels take diners into the kitchen to sit at 'the chefs table'. We've brought the kitchen out and put it in the middle of the restaurant to create an exquisitely elegant dining experience with the best view on the island. Diners can choose to sit in elegant comfort looking out over Kandooma channel, out on the beach, feet in the sand, or engage the chefs in conversation by reserving a seat at one of the two main kitchen ranges. The food will be Thai ' Mediterranean with a good representation of sea food. About 15 paces away is the wine room where a choice of 250 wines will see that some indecision will be encountered in selecting a preferred label.

Bokkuraa Coffee Club

Boutique coffees and teas are available to go or right there laced with cyan vistas of pool, sea and sky and the clean contemporary lines of the outlet itself. It is a Buzzy place to enjoy a little bit of the city by the beach as you hear the now familiar hiss and froth of a cappuccino in creation. All fortified by daily changing pastries and homemade ice creams by the coupe or cone.

Take Out and Delivery

When back from a hectic four - dive day, the only thing you might want to do is flop on the lounger and get a pizza in the comfort of your Kandooma home. Muster up enough energy to drag out the compendium and look up what is available. You have a choice of ordering from a list of simple but utterly tempting bites. You will have a choice of picking it up at the agreed time or having it delivered for a one off price. Plates and cutlery are all in your room. We use where ever possible reusable containers but where disposable is unavoidable we use biodegradable food containers. Three different menu styles serve three different times from breakfast, all day and night owl. All depends on which end of the day you live in.

The Lounge

Relax! It's too hot to do anything else, except perhaps to decide whether to order from a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, wood-fired pizza or pick up a choice cut of eye fillet or lamb loin to be grilled by yourself under the shade of a coconut grove, pausing briefly for a sip of your favourite beverage, chatting to fellow sun loungers with grillers. Then it's back to the shade of the umbrella from where the searing blue of the atoll can best be appreciated.

The Deck

For a slightly bohemian end to the day, walk past the Wine Room (resist the urge to have a quick browse or you will miss the sunset) and up the circular stairs to The Deck. An expanse of teak planking covering rooftop of The Kitchen liberally sprinkled with low tables, startlingly blue cushions, bean bags and monolithic granite planters of greenery. Having freshly showered off a day of sunshine and saltwater, it is the ideal place to worship a sunset and the Mojitos of our resident mixologist. After sundown the area is lit entirely by Moroccan lanterns and the stars. Perfectly ideal to continue with cocktails and graze on our tapas menu.

Facilities & Services

Once all that is done and all you want is a bit of private space and to ask your muscles for forgiveness, we offer the services of an extensive spa with private villas, several treatment rooms and water treatment facilities.

Available Facilities

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • First Aid
  • Internet LAN (laptop users)
  • Internet Wireless
  • Jewelry Shop
  • Laundry
  • Lounge area
  • Porters
  • Restaurants
  • Room Service
  • Safe Deposit
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Curency Exchange
  • Fitness Facility
  • In-house Doctor
  • Library
  • Reflexology
  • Newsstand
  • Wake-up Service

Island, Beach and Swimpool

The island has got a beautiful beach surrounding with crystal clear water and just next to the beach is the island swim pool.

COMO Shambhala Spa

Serenity and rejuvenation await you at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Kandooma...


The idyllic setting sets the scene of serenity and calm as it gets you in the mood for relaxation and indulgence.


The perfect getaway from all pressures and demand of today's modern world, the spa experience at Kandooma is all about energising in a natural environment with its offerings of a wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments.

With five treatment rooms set in a natural and serene environment, experience the true meaning of rejuvenation as you ease your well-being into a relaxed state of body while taking in the breathtaking oceanic views.

Kandooma Kids Club completes every kid's holiday

Within Lego throwing distant of the Recreation Center, and adjacent to the Kandooma Caf, the Kandooma Kids Club (KKC) is a world of adventure and wonderment for children aged 4 - 12. It is a place to be creative and imaginative, to engage and to learn. The KKC coordinators have been having a whale of a time developing activities for the week. We often wonder if they weren't just enjoying themselves just a teensy bit too much.

Radio Kandooma - the pulsation of life

The very 1st in the Maldives to bring you entertainment that you can see, feel and interact with. Just as pulsating as the radio station and its 3 super-cool channels, our 3 DJs' show you how great things always come in 3's. Worldly, talented, creative and inspired with love for music our DJs' ensure that the best music from all over the world keeps spinning.